By Josh Tyrangiel
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:54 AM EDT
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Hans Zimmer: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Black Hawk Down

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Hans Zimmer (”Gladiator,” ”Crimson Tide”) achieves his usual taut dramatic pitch, but with some inspired, Oscar-worthy stretches on Black Hawk Down. Operating under the assumption that war is a clash of cultures, he uses thumping electronic instruments to represent American soldiers and an orchestra of equally aggressive ethnic sounds and voices (Baaba Maal and Rachid Taha) for the Somali. Zimmer comes off neutral without being bland, and the battle of styles is as beautiful and compelling as anything in the film.

Black Hawk Down

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  • Movie
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  • R
runtime
  • 144 minutes
director
  • Ridley Scott

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